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Warning Signs Your Child Needs to See An Orthodontist

Posted on January 13, 2022

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child’s initial orthodontic evaluation should be when they reach seven years old. After that, your child should go for orthodontist check-ups at least twice every year. Regular orthodontist appointments are relevant in identifying dental issues and managing them early on. Here are five warning signs your child… Read more »

6 Benefits of Braces for Adults

Posted on December 16, 2021

For a while, there has been a general misconception that braces are only for kids. However, most people are starting to understand that braces for adults can also be highly beneficial. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in every three orthodontic patients are adults. Here are six benefits of braces for… Read more »

How to Find an Affordable Orthodontist You can Trust

Posted on November 3, 2021

While many of us automatically begin seeing dentists as babies, under the guidance of our parents, orthodontists are another issue entirely. People often don’t begin seeing orthodontists until they are told to do so by their family dentists. This is even though there is quite a high need for orthodontic care in the country. Right… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Braces

Posted on October 18, 2021

It is estimated that between 50 to 75% of people could benefit from orthodontic treatment. If your dentist has recommended braces, you may have been hesitant because you’re unsure about what to expect. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be a scary decision. Here is everything you need to know before starting treatment. 1. There Is… Read more »

The “New Normal” of Orthodontics After Coronavirus

Posted on June 24, 2020

It’s no secret that the spread of COVID-19 has drastically changed how we all live today. Now that many businesses are finally allowed to re-open, it’s time to attend your first orthodontic appointment. To help you prepare for the “new normal,” Orthodontist Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics will explain a few changes you can expect… Read more »

Wait! Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating

Posted on June 2, 2020

Part of maintaining good oral hygiene is making sure to brush your teeth multiple times throughout the day. While most of us know to brush after eating, how soon is too soon? In order to answer that question, Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics will first explain the science behind tooth structure. Understanding this will help… Read more »

Careful What You Eat While Wearing Braces During COVID-19

Posted on May 15, 2020

You’ve already been told a hundred times, but we’re telling you again: be very mindful of what you eat while wearing braces. Orthodontist Dr. Francisco Garcia in Miami, FL is a firm believer that taking care of your braces is crucial to getting a great orthodontic result! During the coronavirus quarantine, it is harder than normal… Read more »

How to Handle an Invisalign Emergency if Your Orthodontist is Closed

Posted on May 1, 2020

At Garcia Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment. That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience… Read more »

What About My Braces During COVID-19?

Posted on April 2, 2020

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 forcing many orthodontic and dental offices to temporarily close, it is more important now than ever to practice good oral hygiene. Although we may not be sure exactly when our practice will be able to open its doors again, your smile is still our priority. For those currently undergoing… Read more »

How a Little Sunshine Helps Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted on March 5, 2020

Who doesn’t love to catch some sun rays? Well sunshine lovers, Dr. Francisco Garcia at Garcia Orthodontics has news for you! A little sunshine actually HELPS your teeth during orthodontic treatment! Sunshine has been found to improve mood, our immune functions, and increases vitamin D production in our bodies. The Importance of Vitamin D While… Read more »